François Laruelle, The Concept of ‘First Technology’: A ‘Unified Theory’ of Technics and Technology. Sur Simondon: Une Pensée de L'Individuation et de La Technique, ed. Gilles Châtelet, Paris: Éditions Albin Michel, 1994, 206‐19, trans. Nandita Biswas Mellamphy. Topics: François Laruelle, Gilbert Simondon
Brief essay in introduction of a black project against humanism and anti-humanism as response to Afropessimism, Afrofuturism, and the black subject constituted by the slave relation wherein blackness becomes the destruction of presence. Applying the non-standard philosophy of Francois Laruelle in conjunction with several historical materialist theorists--namely, Frantz Fanon, Monique Wittig, and Walter Benjamin--, this piece proposes an axiomatic program (thus, a program-without-programming) in... Topics: non-philosophy, francois laruelle, monique wittig, walter benjamin, blackness, afropessimism,...
byEugene Thacker , Daniel Colucciello Barber, Nicola Masciandaro, Alexander R. Galloway, Clodagh Emoe, Simon Critchley
A four-night theoretical exploration of mysticism in dialogue with "Du noir univers", a text by Francois Laruelle. April 26-29, 2012 at Recess Activities, 41 Grand Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY Night I: Eugene Thacker-Remote: The Forgetting of the World Clodagh Emoe-Mystical Anarchism. Screening and discussion. Introduced by Simon Critchley. Night II: Daniel Colucciello Barber-Whylessness: The Universe is Deaf and Blind. Night III: Nicola Masciandaro-Secret: No Light Has Ever... Topics: Francois Laruelle, Du noir univers, On the Black Universe, mysticism, philosophy
A brief summation of thoughts drawing from the transcendental skepticism of the spiritual tradition of Gnosticism and the Gnostic myth of the resurrection of Christ to reorient anti-capitalism according to a fundamental ontological platform, found in the work of Marx as well as in the apocryphal texts of the Gnostics, which radically denies the violence of exchange-value and equivalency through which the commodity-form posits itself. The non-philosophical repetition of Marxism proposed by... Topics: marxism, samir amin, francois laruelle, non-philosophy, gnosticism, gnosis, non-marxism,...
The women’s liberation movement (WLM) can only produce its positive goal of autonomy if the woman question is not reduced to any principle or system of thought. This paper advances a feminist philosophy as a critique of civilization, understood as capitalist-patriarchy. The introductory section, entitled “Capitalist-Patriarchy and its Discontents”, elaborates on the theory of capitalist-patriarchy (developed by Maria Mies) and outlines modern philosophy, from the Enlightenment to Marxism... Topics: critical theory, feminism, postmodernism, maria mies, theodor adorno, francois laruelle, jacques...